Nextdoor: The psyche of suburbia

Katy Pickens, Editor in Chief

December 6, 2019

Nextdoor is one of the best social media sites available on the App Store today. This may be confusing, or even counterintuitive for some of you, but I believe there are few sites that can offer the unscripted, ridicu...

Instagram should remove likes

Eva Roytburg, Perspectives Editor

December 6, 2019

“If you post now, no one will like it.” “So when do I post it?” “At, like, 9 pm. That’s when everyone finishes their homework and is on Instagram.” This dialogue is all too familiar to me, and mayb...

Beyond a presentation, we need a change in culture

December 6, 2019

The N-word presentations in advisery marked the first school-wide coordinated conversation about race since Seminar Day in 2016. The presentations attempted to kick off a worthwhile conversation about how our communit...

….Ok boomer

Katy Pickens, Editor-in-Chief

November 15, 2019

Following the panic and confusion caused by the lockdown on the Winnetka campus last Friday, many students looked to @newtrier203 on Instagram for an explanation. The same note Paul Sally had sent to parents was the caption...

The lockdown needs to be a wake up call

November 15, 2019

The false alarm lockdown last Friday was unnerving, or even traumatic, for almost everyone at the Winnetka campus. For nearly fifteen minutes it seemed as though everyone’s worst fear had been realized--an active shooter had...

Teachers need to stop using the N-word

Eva Roytburg, Perspectives Editor

November 15, 2019

New Trier has a racial slur problem. In 2018, a student was caught after writing a racial slur, the “N-word”, on a bathroom stall. There were several copycat incidents afterwards. This week, advisors are discussing the...

Early Decision: The ultimate game of manipulation

Emma Mansour, Perspectives Editor

November 1, 2019

Happy November first, everyone! For most people, today is just another day. The beginning of November. Not at all significant. For seniors, however, this is the day we’ve all been dreading for the past few months. November ...

“Joker” is nothing to joke about

Sofia Papakos, Features Editor

November 1, 2019

Since the release of “The Joker,” it’s been at center of  a controversy about glorifying murder and gun violence. And I agree. But I think it’s important that it raises these issues. The film reveals the malevolence an...

It’s time for standardized tests to go

Staff Editorial, Editorial Board

November 1, 2019

The new ACT individual section retake policy will only exacerbate the score gap between students who come from wealthy families and those who are less well off.   That’s because a fee must be paid for each section retake, so stu...

The way we talk about bullying hasn’t been working

Sofia Papakos, Perspectives Editor

October 18, 2019

I remember in 7th grade we had an in-depth presentation that focused on gossiping and its ripple effects. They divided us by genders. The video they showed us touched on different girls’ stories, from teenage pregnancy to cyber bull...

Hate speech can’t be answered with silence

Katy Pickens, Editor in Chief

October 18, 2019

In 1997, four New Trier students were charged with hate crimes after spray-painting swastikas on a Northfield synagogue. A 21-year-old man had attempted to create a neo-Nazi group on the North Shore, recruiting many students, man...

Seniors and (some) juniors will be able to vote in the next election. So vote.

Emma Mansour, Perspectives editor

October 17, 2019

A lot of people are turning 18 this year. I guess that’s what happens when you’re a Senior. Anyway, when you turn 18 you get to do a lot of things. Go to jail, get a tattoo, change your name, and perhaps the most exciting...